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NAPO-NY Professional Development Seminar: Professional Ethics
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:30am - 1:30 pm
WHERE: Cicatelli Associates: 505 Eighth Avenue @ 35th St., 20th Floor Lavender Rm.
Ethics has been described as knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what the right thing IS to do. It is not primarily about staying in compliance with the law or staying out of trouble, but more about creating strength in the individual, our business relationships, and our lives.
The NAPO-NY Code of Ethics is a set of principles to provide guidelines in our professional conduct with our clients, colleagues, and community. As members of NAPO-NY, we pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and conscience in our conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members, and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.
This interactive seminar will explore, in depth, the individual elements of the NAPO Code of Ethics:
- Clients: Working Relationships
- I will serve my clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, and will treat them with respect and courtesy.
- I will offer services in those areas in which I am qualified and will accurately represent those qualifications in both verbal and written communications.
- When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will make every effort to recommend the services of other qualified organizers and/or other qualified professionals.
- I will advertise my services in an honest manner and will represent the organizing profession accurately.
- Clients: Confidentiality
- I will keep confidential all client information, both business and personal, including that which may be revealed by other organizers.
- I will use proprietary client information only with the client's permission.
- I will keep client information confidential and not use it to benefit myself or my firm, or reveal this information to others.
- I will decide independently and communicate to my client in advance my fees and expenses, and will charge fees and expenses which I deem reasonable, legitimate, and commensurate with my experience, the services I deliver and the responsibility I accept.
- I will make recommendations for products and services with my client’s best interest in mind.
- I will seek and maintain an equitable, honorable and cooperative association with other NAPO members and will treat them with respect and courtesy.
- I will respect the intellectual property rights (materials, titles, and thematic creations) of my colleagues, and other firms and individuals, and will not use proprietary information or methodologies without permission.
- I will act and speak on a high professional level so as not to bring discredit to the organizing profession.
Panelists include Gail Furgal, CPO®, Director of Professional Practices for BCPO® (the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers®), Audrey Lavine, CPO®, Founding President of BCPO®, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, President-Elect of ICD (the Institute for Challenging Disorganization), and a representative from the legal profession.
NAPO-NY and NAPO-NNJ chapter members, $49.00
For questions please email email@example.com or call the NAPO-NY hotline at 646-535-NAPO.